Meet & Greet: John Clopton, Owner, Frostbite Gourmet Ice Cream

2012-07-01T09:00:00Z 2014-09-16T13:06:20Z Meet & Greet: John Clopton, Owner, Frostbite Gourmet Ice CreamWritten by Pat Eby | Photography by J. Pollack Photography Feast Magazine | Inspired Local Food Culture/Midwest

John Clopton, owner of Frostbite Gourmet Ice Cream, initially stumped the permit folks at St. Louis City Hall. “I’m not a food truck,” he explains, “or a vendor parked on a corner. I’m pedaling a custom trike with a box on the front filled with dry ice and ice-cream orders to deliver.”

His ice creams are usually a special-order item served at weddings and parties, but this summer he’ll hit the streets every Friday to deliver orders placed through his website to customers in Lafayette Square, eventually expanding to serve Downtown St. Louis and Soulard as well.

Customers can dip into fun flavors such as lemon-poppyseed, cinnamon, mango, root beer, Champagne or Six Row Brewing Co.’s Strong Porter ice cream. Clopton sources locally from farmers and food artisans and says, “Ice cream is an indulgence, so the ingredients should be the best.” Sweet, simple and satisfying, you’re sure to see Frostbite Gourmet Ice Cream on the scene this summer!

Frostbite Gourmet Ice Cream, Lafayette Square, getfrostbite.com

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